MD HB1526 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 31-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 19 2018 - 50% progression
Action: 2018-03-19 - First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Pending: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Altering the eligibility requirements for an individual to be certified by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission as a police officer to require an individual to be either a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident of the United States who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces and who pledges to apply for or obtain United States citizenship within 6 years of the employment start date with the law enforcement agency.

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Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission - Police Officer Certification - Eligibility (Freedom to Serve Act)


Roll Calls

2018-03-14 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (84-53) (Y: 85 N: 54 NV: 1 Abs: 9) [PASS]


2018-03-19SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings
2018-03-19HouseThird Reading Passed (84-53)
2018-03-17HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2018-03-17HouseFavorable with Amendments {752115/1 Report Adopted
2018-03-17HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2018-02-27HouseHearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
2018-02-09HouseFirst Reading Judiciary


Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments